Why Do We Hold Grudges?

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Why do we hold grudges? We have been fooled into believing if we don’t forgive, we are the ones in control. When in fact, the situation is holding you captive. You remain stuck in a scenario that has already passed. Most of the time, the party involved has moved on and don’t even realize you are still angry. Then, it makes you angrier to see them living a happy life while you are still miserable holding your grudge. Free yourself from bondage today. Even if the person does not know you are angry, forgive them anyway. When we don’t forgive we hinder our own prayers. It is no wonder some of the things we pray for never get answered.

Matt 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

There it is! Ask God to heal your heart if you have been wronged. Forgive those and love them in spite of how they treat you. You may need to put some distance between you, but you still can show love. Forgiving does not mean what they said or did was okay. It just frees you from being held up in your life.


As long as we live, we will be offended. We will be rejected. We will be misunderstood. We will be disrespected. We will be lied on and talked about. But as long as we live, we can also forgive. Don’t let people control the outcome of your prayers and your life. You make the difference by letting go of the offense. Release it today. I pray God will grant you the grace sufficient to cover the hurt. I pray for your deliverance and that you will have a peaceful rest tonight. Ask the Lord to forgive you for holding a grudge, as you forgive your offender right now, in the mighty name of Jesus!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Ready, Set, Go!

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Get up and do it today! Whatever your “it” is, start now. Go for a a short walk. Clean out your closet. Start writing that book. Drink water instead of juice. Pray for a few minutes. Read at least one scripture. We all have a desire to achieve something in our life. It will NEVER happen if you don’t begin. We get discouraged because we don’t see results quick enough. Don’t be in a rush to see results. Just focus on taking the first step. Even if it takes all year to accomplish it, slow progress is better than no progress. Stop making excuses and start making it happen. Ready, Set , Go!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Bad Day, Bad Life? or Great Day, Great Life!

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No one really breaks life down by the day. We usually have long weeks, busy months and then some. But if you think about it, your life is made up of every day that you live. Why spend an entire day depressed and crying? If you do, eventually your life will become a sad and depressed life. If you wake up with joy and thanks for life, health, and strength, your joyful day will become a joyful life. Choose how you will live your life by changing how you spend your days. Think about what you will do today and how you choose to act and react to situations. Today could literally be the beginning of the best days of a better life. You have a choice! So, have a great day and especially a great life!

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Be encouraged,

T Broown

You Will Never Know The Outcome Until You Come Out

The-Butterfly-is-ProofContinue to go through the process and let God determine the finished product. We may not be butterflies, but we certainly have felt some of the emotions represented by their change. When it feels like you are at your lowest, you may be a caterpillar crawling. When you feel alone and in the dark, you may be in a cocoon transforming into something more beautiful. When you come out, spread your wings and fly for the world to see the beautiful creation that you are. Have a wonderful Sunday and remember, you will never know the outcome until you come out!!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Happy Saturday! Make It Count!

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We want to have the best life without any effort. We must wake up praying and expecting good things to happen. When things look bad we must stay positive. When it costs something to achieve the happiness, sometimes we have to make the sacrifice. Most of all remember that humility and love will be the best thing you can wear today. Make today beautiful! Make it count! Happy Saturday!

Be encourage,

T Brown

Believe In You!

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What is the one thing in your life that seems like it is too far to reach? That is what you need to aim for. Don’t talk yourself out of your dreams any longer. Don’t discourage yourself from reaching your destiny. Take the first step and “Believe” that you can do it. We try so hard to do the bigger thing when we haven’t conquered the smaller thing, that is to “Have Faith.” So today is the beginning of the rest of your life. 🙂 Take your first step in achieving by “Believing!” You can do it and you will.

Be encouraged.

T Brown

Late Night Struggles!

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I was sitting here listening to a little worship and a thought crossed my mind. So many people struggle in their minds late at night. They have nothing but time to think and meditate on some of everything and absolutely nothing. Unknowingly, it is not always just you and your mind. The enemy, who we call Satan, is around and influencing your very thoughts, especially late at night. He knows that no one else is around to help keep you focused. He knows that the thoughts he put in your mind will be too shameful for you to confess. He wants to cloud your thoughts with negativity and impure thoughts and cause you to commit sin or just give up on life. Don’t give room to the devil. Open up your bible and renew your mind with the Word of God. Rebuke the thoughts that mislead you and try to captivate your mind. Temptations will come, but it doesn’t become sin until you give in. Refuse to turn on the TV and watch perverted shows. Refuse to pick up the phone and call that old boyfriend or girlfriend you used to fornicate with. Refuse to go out to the club for one last time. Refuse to entertain suicidal thoughts. Your life is worth far more than the million tears you have already cried. God is reaching out to somebody tonight and letting you know that he loves you. Start fresh tonight!

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We always quote, “resist the devil and he will flee,” but the first part of it is submit to God. One of three things will control you, your flesh, the devil, or God. Your flesh includes your mind. The devil is the prince of this world and is doing exactly what he chooses to do with it. God is Lord and ruler of all powers in earth as well as heaven. Submit to God first and the rest will fall in line. You don’t have to ever be alone. God is with you. He will keep you if you will let him. I pray that you overcome tonight and God keeps you in the midst of your struggles. You are more than a conqueror, so be victorious in Jesus’ name!

Be encouraged,

T Brown